Unfortunately, too many of us rely on the old Indian fire trick (liquid fuel on wet wood) which is wasteful, dangerous.
Austin, TX. (PRWEB) February 01, 2012
The Absolute Rights newsletter researches and reports on relevant survival techniques and strategies for people facing a crisis situation or a disaster. The Absolute Rights newsletter is currently a free subscription for people that are interested in the survival, civil liberties, civil rights and other relevant information that many Americans are facing in today’s unstable environment.
The Absolute Rights newsletter understands that most people, unfortunately, too many of us rely on the old Indian fire trick (liquid fuel on wet wood) which is wasteful, dangerous, and teaches nothing. There are some alternatives on how to build a fire, which can help get people prepared for a crisis or off-the-grid environment, explains the current Absolute Rights newsletter.
The Absolute Rights newsletter says that you will need two major tools to start out with, 2 or more butane/flint lighters, and 1 longer life flammable, such as Hexamine fuel tablets or bars and/or a 15 minute road flare. The butane lighter can dry quickly and burns for many minutes about as well as hundreds of strike matches in a match safe, explains the newsletter, and the flint over electrical ignition makes a bright spark which while not a real strobe, can be seen in the dark. The Absolute Rights newsletter advises to carry several, as they are super cheap and easily replaced.
Flame transfer can be a pocketful of tea-lights, oil and floating wick in jar, or a Hexamine stove brick, writes the Absolute Rights newsletter. Look for something which can transfer enough heat into the collected fuel to dry and ignite it, explains the Absolute Rights newsletter. American style road flares cannot be carried in large numbers, warns the Absolute Rights newsletter, but in a real hypothermic emergency knowing that road flares provide enough fire to light all but the wettest fuels which is a psychological relief.
Another home brew gadget for lighting fires is carrying a short length of brass tubing with several feet of surgical tube which doesn't get stiff when cold, to blow air to feed a small flame, which can get it started with matches/sparks, explains the Absolute Rights newsletter. A battery powered air mattress inflator also works to provide enough air, with some aluminum foil, which can help concentrate the heat in a tiny incipient fire, and the Absolute Rights newsletter advises to practice using it before being faced with a crisis or disaster situation.